I think I’m drinking too much

I have drank alcohol 5 nights in a row. A few glasses of wine. Not enough to get me drunk but enough.

I just feel it relieves the negative symptoms and I am just feeling really down about it. I don’t know what to do. I’m so lost.

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It’s so easy to get caught up with alcohol, especially if you live alone. I know how you’re feeling

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If you are feeling conflicted about drinking alchohol, then it probably is doing more harm than good. I would suggest take a break, maybe start with a week off, and see how you feel.

I can tell you alcohol will not fix your negative symptoms in the long run.

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Drinking to feel better is usually a bad idea. I normally keep it to social occasions.

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Maybe you should stop before it gets out of hand. :horse::horse::horse:

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I’ll try to just stick to weekends. Cause right now I feel like ■■■■.

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When I first started drinking it made me more outgoing and totally uninhibited. But after a while it didn’t do that at all anymore. Don’t bother relying on it. It won’t help the negatives for long.

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Quit @Fanny_Longbottom.
Just quit.

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I’m glad you posted this cause I’m kind of tempted to drink a twisted tea in the fridge, but I’ll give it to someone else. I don’t want to mess up my med levels since I started a new med recently. I’m feeling irritable though and on edge. :fearful:

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I hear ya, last Wednesday I went on a total blitz & drank 4 cans of bourbon, then another 2, then another 4. Then stupid me gets up at 3 in the morning with a shocking hangover & drank what cans I had leftover.

I was sick for 3 day’s, but I’m back on top! And A Ok.

The moral of the story is, be kind to yourself.

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I feel this way about Phenibut.

Dont let it get to you. Have a drink every now and then if it doesn’t hurt you. If it becomes a habit then that’s a problem.

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I see what you are saying @Fanny_Longbottom

I personally drink to numb the voices when they pop up and it doesn’t help long. I certainly don’t want to play therapist but I was told I need to find a substitute for my drinking behavior. I’m still working on that.

Best wishes. Take care.

:innocent:

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Coming from a recently quit Alcoholic - if your finding its a problem - now is the time to do something about it before you become too reliant on it like i did. I used mine to numb the anxiety - but i upped my meds instead, yeah im more drugged up - but at least your not drinking. Get a Cat! I would lend you my Percy - but i love him too much! lol.

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Many people i know have a couple of glasses of wine and are fine - But only YOU know when its a problem, if you start obsessing over your next drink, or it starts interfering with your life - than you gotta do something about it. I wish you the best of luck.

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I’m currently at the doctors cause I’m not well and need a check but while I’m here I’m going to mention the drinking.

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Kratom reduces my negative symptoms. I take 2-3 spoonfuls every morning. It motivates me, has pain relieving properties, increases my focus, and uplifts my overall mood. I love the stuff!

How much is a can of bourbon? I have heard of glasses and shots but never knew of bourbon being canned.

Does alcohol lower the level of meds in your bloodstream?

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I was this way too. I felt alcohol was an anti anxiety medicine. For a year and a half it was. And I did it before everything. I still was very quiet but I felt better about being quiet among other things.

Then my Alcoholism took a step back. This next year I was on meds and barely drank however did get a dui. I blew a .11 but I was on meds so it was probably making me slur words more than usual. Still above the legal limit tho. I haven’t driven drunk at all since , if anything alcohol makes my anxiety worse now. So that’s even more of a reason not to drive intoxicated.

Well anyways my alcoholism progressed a bit when I was on probation. Remember I was a pothead and I was facing psychosis and addiction so my mind demanded alcohol. Somebody told me it “increased creativity” so I started abusing it. Black out drunk 6 times a week on cheap stuff. Cheap handles of vodka or malt liquor. Well then in 2014 I realized I needed a change. May of 2014 and after that was definitely my rock bottom. I tried rehabs and AA but the only thing that worked for me is anti-alcohol medications. Honest to god there’s no way in freaking hell I wouldn’t be drinking today if not for my meds. But alas I haven’t drank much since December of 2015 now when I started naltrexone. And Zoloft cut down my drinking a bit more. But that’s just me. More power in the world to people who use AA and stuff but to me, I’d rather not have to fight the disease. That’s just how I experience it. Going to AA or just trying to white knuckle it and not do it is an every day fight. I wake up in the morning , I don’t even think of alcohol until my friend pulls out a bottle of wine and starts drinking in front of me and I have no desire

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Wow. I’m glad you got off it. I have 1 or 2 beers at night sometimes now. I don’t drink more because I don’t get any effect from it. Alcohol only gives you that good feeling for a short while and then it just stops. It’s not worth it to drink more than a beer or two or a glass of wine.

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